Small autograph album presented to Ora S. Jordan by his father at Otis, Maine, on Christmas Day in 1883.
[Note: See another post that features the 1879-1895 autograph album of Sarah Alexander (Colby) Crabtree of Hancock, Maine, who inscribed a page in Ora's album.]
Ora was not yet two years old, having been born on 9 April 1882. Apparently the intent was for relatives to sign his book for his future enjoyment.
He was born in Maine, the son of Louis Stuart Jordan and wife Augusta Wood (Kingman) Jordan, born in Otis, Maine, and Hancock, Maine, respectively.
His paternal grandparents were Lewis and Abigail Gray (Blaisdell) Jordan. His maternal grandparents were Joseph Morrison Kingman and Charlotte Christiana (Colby) Kingman.
On 1 December 1911 at Ellsworth, Maine, Ora Spratt Jordan married Amy Belle Stratton, who was born about 1892 at Hancock, Maine, the daughter of Charles E. and Fannie Belle (Foss) Stratton.
Her paternal grandparents were Elijah and Elizabeth (Mercer) Stratton. Her maternal grandparents were Edmond N. and Eliza Jane (Stratton) Foss.
The couple made their home at Hancock, Maine. I didn't find any children living with them in the 1920 or 1930 Censuses of Hancock.
The autograph book contained a small label with the name of Mrs. S. L. Jordan, Mt. Desert Ferry, Maine, November 1926.
Ora's father signed the first page after the presentation page (at top, above), on 25 May 1884:
His mother, Augusta Wood (Kingman) Jordan, signed the facing page:
Ora's paternal grandparents, Lewis and Abigail Gray (Blaisdell) Jordan signed adjoining pages:
As did Ora's maternal grandparents, Joseph M. and Charlotte C. (Colby) Kingman:
Ora's father's brother, Humphrey M. Jordan and wife Elizabeth Della (Stratton) Jordan signed adjoining pages:
Ora's father's sister, Ida May (Jordan) Roberts and her husband Daniel Webster Roberts signed adjoining pages:
Also in the album are pages signed by three children of Daniel Webster Roberts and Ida May (Jordan) Roberts: Abby M, born about 1870; Charles F., born about 1872; Mary J., born about 1874.
Ora's mother's brother Hudson Barzilla Kingman, born 28 October 1851,and his wife Julia Evelyn (Tracy) Kingman signed adjoining pages. Julia Evelyn (Tracy) Kingman was born 25 September 1858 at Slatersville, Rhode Island, daughter of Lewis and Phebe (?) Tracy:
Farther along in the book are adjoining pages signed by Julia Evelyn (Tracy) Kingman's mother and brother.
Ora's mother's sister, Arvilla S. Kingman, signed at Waltham, Maine, in February 1884: